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Flip Slide HD


$280.00 Released April, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:16GB of internal flash storage. HDMI output for direct playback on HDTVs and other compatible displays. Records in 720p high definition.

The Cons:Old sensor - the same as the aging one found in the MinoHD. Mediocre video quality - nothing special. No optical zoom.

The Flip SlideHD is a member of the Flip family of small camcorders made by Cisco. The Flip SlideHD has a 3″ resistive touch screen which can fold down when in record mode and can be popped open when in playback mode.

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  It has the same camera that’s found in the MinoHD which can capture at 720p HD but does not have an image stabilization feature. The Flip SlideHD comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can capture up to 4 hours of videos and photos in HD or up to 12 hours in the Space Saver format using the included FlipShare software. The camera comes with stereo speakers, a headphone jack, a HDMI out and a built-in USB arm for playback on your television or PC. The USB arm also serves to recharge the internal Lithium-Ion battery when connected to a PC. You can also customize the exterior of your Flip Slide HD with your own image or a variety of designs found on web.

Features

  • Portable Flip-Style Digital Camcorder
  • Pop-Up / Fold-Down 3” Touchscreen Display
  • Capacitive Touch Slider Navigation Controls
  • 8 Touch-Sensitive Hard Buttons (Volume, etc.)
  • Four Hours Video Recording
  • Easy-to-See Big Red Recording Button
  • Store Up to 12 Hours of Videos/Photos
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Headphone Jack
  • HDMI Output
  • Built-in USB Arm (PC Connectivity)
  • Flipshare Software (Edit/Create Videos)
  • Flip Channels Attachment-Free Email
  • Personalized Version via Design Gallery
  • Child Safe Mode (Prevent Accidental Deletions)
  • Silent Recording Mode
  • Tripod Mount

Specifications

  • Display: 3" Transflective Touchscreen (400x240)
  • Internal Memory: 16GB
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720p @ 30fps
  • Video Bitrate: 8.8Mbps
  • Video Format: H.264 Video compression, AAC Audio Compression, MP4 Save Format
  • Zoom: Smooth Multi-Step 2x Digital
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion (USB/AC Charging)
  • Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X
  • I/O: USB 2.0, HDMI Mini Connector

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Pros
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    16GB of internal flash storage

  • 1

    HDMI output for direct playback on HDTVs and other compatible displays

  • 1

    records in 720p high definition

  • 1

    3" resistive touchscreen display for live view during recording, easy control, and playback

  • 1

    display slides out for playback at a 45 degree angle

  • 1

    cool customizable designs

  • 1

    easy to use

  • 1

    easy upload functionality (compatible with Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and other sites)

  • 1

    built-in USB arm - allows for computer connectivity without bringing along a cable, stows away when not in use

Cons
  • 1

    old sensor - the same as the aging one found in the MinoHD

  • 1

    mediocre video quality - nothing special

  • 1

    no optical zoom

  • 1

    no image stabilization

  • 1

    thick and boxy - 1/3 thicker than the MinoHD

  • 1

    glossy white plastic - a huge step backwards from the aluminum faceplate of the MinoHD

  • 1

    feels like a toy

  • 1

    3" display is poor for media playback - makes its design questionable

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